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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite
Regina Valensky is a trained Search Out and Destroy officer – a SOAD. When her peers are getting murdered, her superiors forced her to go on vacation. She decides upon the space cruise ship, Pyramid One. At first, the massive cruise vessel she chooses as her resort destination seems to be a reasonable choice. However, in the span of a few hours, thousands of passengers seemingly disappear. Surviving the Theseus by Randy Noble is an intriguing sci-fi fiction combined with horror and suspense. The thriller element swirls around the piles of clothes without bodies and a strange orange light. Regina Valensky is an interesting lead character even though I didn’t instantly connect with her. As the story progresses, readers do get to see the other side of the tough SOAD female officer.
There’s never a monotonous moment in Surviving the Theseus by Randy Noble. When the action scenes take breaks, they are straight away replaced by intriguing clues being gradually revealed as the characters get deeper into the mystery. The writing style is not the most paramount that I have read, but it is clear-cut and its simplicity alone is enough to make the reading flawless. The plot’s unpredictability is heightened by the twist of the missing people. All in all, Surviving the Theseus is an enjoyable read. Its premise is definitely the strong point of the story. It would be grand to see this story comes alive visually. Perhaps Randy Noble would be interested in making it into a film or at least transform it into a graphic novel.